Laniakea Beach

  • Laniakea Beach - USA
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Laniakea Beach, Oahu is commonly known as Turtle Beach, and when you visit it and see the sand scattered with rocks and turtles you’ll understand why!

The long narrow beach is popular so you need to arrive early to secure a coveted parking place. You then have to walk across the busy highway to reach this natural beauty spot.

The golden sandy beach is lapped with white-foam surfing waves as the beach is part of the “Seven Mile Miracle”, an area of North Shore boasting the most concentrated collection of surfing breaks anywhere in the world. It’s a surfer’s paradise, especially in winter when the waves here are some of the best in the world.

Laniakea Beach is also stunningly beautiful with its golden sands and basking green sea turtles which haul themselves ashore in all seasons. Volunteers monitor the sea turtles, roping off the areas where they like to bask to ensure these rare sea turtles are undisturbed. The “regulars” even have names including “Hiwahiwa” and “Keoki”. You can actually snorkel with these amazing sea creatures when the surf is gentle, generally in the summer months. It’s an unforgettable experience!

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